Proper Name: Ají Limo Red
Other Names: Lemondrop Red, Hot Lemon Red*, Kellu Uchu Red, Qillu Uchu Red
Type: Capsicum Baccatum/Chinense (hybrid)
Seed Availablity: Unavailable
Scoville Heat Units: 30K – 50K SHU
Sauce Strength Rating**: Hot – 3/11
Colour: Purple-splotched pale green, ripening through orange to red.
Ripe Flavour: A red pepper taste that is bright but without citrus. Rather bitter.
Green Flavour: ???
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*This red pepper is sometimes known as a “Hot Lemon” but contains no real citrus flavour, in my experience, and should not be confused with the similarly named, yet unrelated Habanero Hot Lemon.
**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.